Horizontal cedar fence

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Project by Gerg posted 08-10-2010 06:33 AM 10879 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were tired of the crummy lattice attached to the rusting wrought iron so we cut it down and built a new fence for our garage roof deck.

My wife and I both like modern design and simple lines so we went with a horizontal fence design. 1×4 red cedar boards are mounted to 4×4 red cedar posts with stainless steel screws and nickel plated finishing washers. We used Titan post anchors to mount the posts to our concrete garage roof.

11 Titan post anchors
6 bags of concrete
1 epic thunderstorm
140 cedar boards
20 cedar posts
500 screws
500 washers
70 holes in concrete
70 anchors
1 burnt out hammer drill
90 degree weather
10 gallons of sweat
10 gallons of water
lots of help from my determined wife

We couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

Complete set of pictures

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#1 posted 08-10-2010 06:44 AM

Good looking fence, your wife will never complain about it ever because of all her effort.
Great having the women help with projects, that what it’s all about.

Thanks jb

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#2 posted 08-10-2010 07:01 AM

Great looking fence. All that sweat was well worth the outcome. I really like the horizontal fencing better than the vertical, it has so much more appeal to it. The T-Storm was an added pleasure I am sure, I love them.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 08-10-2010 02:40 PM

Great fence, it really compliments the look of your house

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#4 posted 08-10-2010 02:54 PM

really nice fence. I like the horizontal look. are you going to finish it somehow?

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#5 posted 08-10-2010 03:40 PM

We are going to leave the wood natural to take advantage of the rot resistant, insect resistant, and LOW MAINTENANCE of untreated red cedar. It will fade to a nice gray. I do like the look of it right now but I’d rather not have to work to keep a finish on it.

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#6 posted 08-10-2010 04:00 PM

Very well done it looks great! Having a wife to help is fun! Mine helps on most all the projects. She has even otten use too when I get mad a swear sometimes….. LOL should add some great privacy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 08-10-2010 05:22 PM

Whew! Saw your title and thought you’d had a big wind storm! Very nice fence.


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#8 posted 08-10-2010 07:27 PM

Not sure if this was intentional, but that has a very Japanese look to it… That is very nicely done… There are some homes in the Rice Village area of Houston that would go very well with…

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#9 posted 08-10-2010 08:32 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 08-10-2010 08:39 PM

Looks like a very well thought out design and built equally as well.

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#11 posted 08-16-2010 07:36 PM

I love this look! Can you give a little closer look at the fasteners?

-- Measure once; Cut Twice, Three Times, Four Times...

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#12 posted 08-20-2010 05:17 PM

No sweat. I used square drive stainless screws and nickel plated finishing washers.

Close-up of the fence fasteners

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#13 posted 03-28-2014 07:40 PM

May I ask where you bought your fencing panels from?

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#14 posted 03-30-2014 05:09 PM

No panels were purchased in the building of this fence. It was constructed from scratch using the bill of materials above.

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#15 posted 03-30-2014 08:36 PM

I apologize for not knowing the proper terminology. I was just wondering where you purchased the cedar boards to build the fence. I am too making one from scratch but all i seem to find are rough cut or S1S. Your boards look very smooth.

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